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Rock Art Provides Insight Into Prehistoric Native American Societies
2013-06-20 05:46:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps the most widespread and oldest art in the US, prehistoric rock art can be found throughout the Appalachian Mountains. A new study led by University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) anthropology professor Jan Simek reveals that each engraving or drawing is strategically placed to reveal a cosmological puzzle. As the discoveries of prehistoric rock art have become more commonplace, the evidence is building that all of the drawings...

Archaeologists Discover Several Thousand Ancient Cave Paintings In Mexico
2013-05-23 15:29:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists have discovered several thousand paintings in caves and ravines of the Sierra de San Carlos, Municipality of Burgos, Tamaulipas. The 4,926 paintings found were made by at least three groups of hunter-gatherers in the region. The paintings are anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, astronomical and abstract. Archaeologist Gustavo Ramirez, who led the team, said the paintings are important because it documents the presence of...

Aboriginal Rock Drawing Found To Be Australia's Oldest
2012-06-18 12:11:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Archeologists have just uncovered the oldest known Australian rock drawing, prompting experts to speculate that the earliest aboriginal groups were fairly advanced for their time. A report to be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science describes how the research team, led by University of Southern Queensland professor Bryce Barker, stumbled upon the rock art that dates back around 28,000 years. While sifting through soil...

Study Claims Human Predecessors Used Fire 1 Million Years Ago
2012-04-03 06:00:52

An international team of researchers say that they have identified one-million year old archaeological evidence that human ancestors used and controlled fire, suggesting that our predecessors may have mastered flame approximately 300,000 years earlier than previously thought. The study, which was led by researchers from the University of Toronto and Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), resulted in the discovery...

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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered. The Bradshaw rock art, which was named after the 19th century naturalist who first discovered them, has been exposed to sunlight and rain for up to 70,000 years and has never been repainted. Now researchers Jack Pettigrew, Chloe...

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2010-06-30 05:45:00

Austrian and British researchers, who are working to understand ancient rock engravings from the Copper Age found in many hidden locations throughout Europe, said the displays may have been prehistoric man's primitive version of cinema. The visual displays indicate the artwork was more than simple images, the researchers from Cambridge University and Sankt Poelten's university of applied sciences (FH) in Austria believe. "The cliff engravings... in our opinion are not just pictures but are...

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2010-03-22 13:13:36

Study will help determine if sites linked to the massive orbs will be designated for preservation and promotion because of their 'outstanding value to humanity' The ancient stone spheres of Costa Rica were made world-famous by the opening sequence of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," when a mockup of one of the mysterious relics nearly crushed Indiana Jones. So perhaps John Hoopes is the closest thing at the University of Kansas to the movie action hero. Hoopes, associate professor of anthropology...

2009-07-13 23:01:00

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2009-02-25 02:01:00

Tibesti Unveils Unique Business Model Which Allows Users to Earn 50 Percent of the Proceeds from their Favorite Products and Enjoy Unbiased, Third-Party Expert Reviews LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's shoppers live on the Internet where they peruse online stores while sharing bargain tips and product recommendations with like-minded friends. Now this energy and passion for products can be monetized through Tibesti (www.Tibesti.com), a new online social shopping destination...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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